Self-Proclaimed "Liberals" Are Now Fawning Over George W. Bush

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Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

In conclusion, we need popular movements, we don’t need stupidity. If you don’t like Trump’s vision, you better have competing vision and be willing and able to articulate it. The status quo is dead. We are in a populist age, with tremendous opportunity to make the world a better place if we can take the moment and run with it. As it stands, the Democratic Party remains business as usual, and if it stays that way, will continue to lose election after election and become a increasingly irrelevant factor in American political life.

 

If you don’t want to be an irrelevant victim of history, the time is now to become involved in powerful political movements. This doesn’t include covering your ears, smashing windows and complaining about the Russians.

 

– From the post: You Can’t Resist Trump by Closing Your Eyes

I’m not a big fan of litmus tests, but here’s one I think is entirely appropriate. If you’re a self-proclaimed “liberal” who’s suddenly fawning over George W. Bush, you’re a fraud and should probably never speak again.

Unfortunately, this most recent demonstration of mindless, unprincipled liberal “ideology” continues to make the term completely useless, and the people who use it to describe themselves, increasingly irrelevant. When you stand for nothing, you’ll allow anything, including the whitewashing of war crimes. This is precisely the direction celebrities, fake liberals and the corporate media are taking us in, and it’s no accident.

Think about it. If the public can be convinced that George W. Bush is some sort of hero just because Trump is in office, what can’t we be convinced of? If torture and the destruction of a nation based on false information can now be overlooked, what can’t be overlooked? That’s why this intentional resurrection of George W. Bush seems like a psychological operation against the American public. It’s a way of saying, who cares about the horrific crimes committed by the American elite class over the past 20 years, we have to unite against Trump and Putin! To this I say: Never.

The people who knew Trump could win all along were precisely the people most aware of the endless series of crimes commented by the American elite class against the American public. Now, the people who committed these crimes and their corporate media mouthpieces are trying to brush it all under the rug in the name of fighting Trump. They’re starting with the legacy of George W. Bush, but it won’t stop there. The country is in the state it’s in because of the elitist class, not because of Trump or Putin. If we take our eye off the ball at this key moment, all will be lost.

To give you a sense of just how deranged this whole push is, take a look at the following excerpts from The Washington Post article,
Michelle Obama Isn’t the Only Liberal Embracing George W. Bush These Days:

Eight years ago, amid the financial collapse known as the Great Recession, America broke up with its 43rd president with such relief it might as well have dumped his clothes on the White House lawn and screamed from an open window “get out!”

 

In 2008, at the close of his second term, President George W. Bush’s approval ratings had plunged to 25 percent, among the lowest in presidential history next to Harry Truman and Richard Nixon. His would-be Republican successor, candidate John McCain, actively distanced himself from the Bush administration and comedians relentlessly mocked the man.

 

But in the first few months of 2017 and amid a book tour that landed him glowing spots on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and in People magazine, Bush is at least getting a little more respect from some who deeply disrespected him.

“A little respect,” that’s putting it mildly. Ellen actually said to Bush, “I love your whole family.”

Some of the rethinking of Bush stems not from anything Bush has said or done but simply from the contrast with President Trump, a comparison bolstered by his recent appearances on talk shows and in news segments.

 

After the “Ellen” show posted a video of the former president joking about his inner “Rembrandt” and learning to paint, viewers flooded the comments with unexpected praise.

 

“A few years ago I would have rolled my eyes at the [sight] of this man, but 6 weeks of Trump makes W look like a pretty decent guy,” one woman wrote. “Perspective is a funny thing.”

 

Added another: “I used to be a big critic of him and still don’t agree with much of what he did while in office. But, given who is now in office and how scary 45 is making the world, I’ve come to actually like this man.”

 

It was an idea comedian Aziz Ansari explored in January during his monologue as host of “Saturday Night Live,” the same show that spent years writing unflattering skits of President Bush and has since turned its humor to a new GOP target.

 

“George W Bush made a speech after 9/11, and it really helped,” Ansari said. “Things changed. … He said Islam is peace.”

Yes, wonderful words. Unfortunately, that’s all they were, as he proceeded to murder half a million Iraqis based on false information.

“What the hell has happened?” he said during the monologue. “I’m sitting here wistfully watching old George W. Bush speeches?’ Just sitting there like, ‘What a leader he was! … He guided us with his eloquence!’”

What the hell happened? I’ll tell you what happened. You lost your fucking mind.

Joy Behar, the liberal on the daily talk show “The View,” noted after Bush’s comments that though she was “after” him for eight years, she just might purchase one of his paintings because of Trump.

 

“The thing about this,” she said, “is that Donald has now done something I thought he would never do. I like — I like the fact that George Bush — I like George Bush now, is what I’m trying to say. I’m having trouble saying it.”

 

Star Trek’s George Takei also weighed in: “You know things are bad when George W. Bush starts sounding like a member of the Resistance.”

Wrong. You know things are bad when “the resistance” is so ideologically weak and castrated it eagerly embraces George W. Bush.

At this point, I want you to watch the Ellen clip. The dancing is nauseating enough, but it’s the embrace that really sticks with you. There is a look of affection from Ellen that simply cannot be faked. It’s utterly creepy.

Moving forward, what can we do about it? I think we need to start thinking about celebrity boycotts. I’m not sure what the strategy could be though, because no one reading this actually watches The View, and the people who do are probably beyond help. So how can we strike back in a non-violent, creative way against these celebrities and their shows? I’m not sure, but if anyone has ideas, please share them in the comment section. We need to start thinking in such terms.

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Cheka_Mate's picture

Trump made Bush look like a great guy?

The "Axis of Evil", 9/11 Norad Stand Down 

Does anyone remember WTC 7 collapsing at 5:20pm after BBC reported it 20 mins earlier?

Larry Silverstein does...

Croesus's picture

I'd like to see the Bush Crime Family loaded onto a plane, and shipped to Iraq. Let the Iraqis decide their fate.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture

I would love to someone elected who would declassify their crime spree. 

FreddieX's picture

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Death-Country-Shiva-Naipaul/dp/0670442119

Shiva Naipaul gives a good description of what happens when people are treated like pawns in politicians' power plays.

"The People" are whipped into a frenzy to attack the designated enemy. And afterwards they walk home through the destruction and the litter of political posters.

Theoretical ?
http://www.unz.com/plee/if-you-want-to-punch-a-real-fascist-go-to-india/
http://www.unz.com/plee/is-narendra-modi-the-leader-of-the-worlds-larges...
Cannot do much better than Peter Lee for calm, snarky, commentary.
http://www.unz.com/author/peter-lee/

Principles, rigorous and consistent:
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/01/03/pers-j03.html

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/03/flin-m03.html
"
Michigan blames Flint water crisis on racism
...
The content of the report represents a continuation of the half-truths and lies Flint residents have been fed since the lead-poisoned water began to be pumped into their homes. The contention of the 138-page report is that the water disaster in Flint was the result of “systemic racism,” yet no evidence is presented to substantiate this assertion.

However, the report serves a definite political purpose. As Flint residents both white and black are forced to pay their full bills for toxic water or face the loss of any water service, the official declaration that the Flint crisis is all about racism facilitates efforts to divide the working class and impede a united fightback.
"

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/02/sand-f03.html
"
A revealing episode: Sanders applauds Trump during speech before Congress
...
However, Sanders is no socialist. Instead he gave a carefully calculated applause for Trump’s economic nationalist policies—which mean in practice a massive handout to corporations and a further intensification of the assault on the jobs and social programs of the working class.
"

Random thoughts:

"There are four kinds of people in this world: cretins, fools, morons, and lunatics…
Cretins don’t even talk; they sort of slobber and stumble…Fools are in great demand, especially on social occasions. They embarrass everyone but provide material for conversation…
Fools don’t claim that cats bark, but they talk about cats when everyone else is talking about dogs. They offend all the rules of conversation, and when they really offend, they’re magnificent…
Morons never do the wrong thing. They get their reasoning wrong. Like the fellow who says that all dogs are pets and all dogs bark, and cats are pets, too, therefore cats bark…Morons will occasionally say something that’s right, but they say it for the wrong reason…
A lunatic is easily recognized. He is a moron who doesn’t know the ropes. The moron proves his thesis; he has logic, however twisted it may be. The lunatic on the other hand, doesn’t concern himself at all with logic; he works by short circuits. For him, everything proves everything else. The lunatic is all idée fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars…There are lunatics who don’t bring up the Templars, but those who do are the most insidious. At first they seem normal, then all of a sudden…"

? Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest."
-- Alexandre Dumas (fils)

Were there fewer fools, knaves would starve.
-- Anonymous

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jmack's picture

   A lot of Iraqi's love the bushes,  dumbass. 

not dead yet's picture

If so why do 80% of the Iraqi's believe the US created and supports ISIS. If so why did  Iraq refuse to renew the SOF agreement and throwing our asses out. Even in some of the darkest days recently they were against any US troops coming back into their country. Under pressure they let in some but nowhere near what the US wanted. The US promised Iraq F16's and never delivered. When they asked Russia for planes they were there in 2 weeks. Russia shares all it's ME intelligence with Iraq and Syria while the US doesn't. Just as in Syria the US air effort was intentionally haphazard and achieved zero results with the Iraqi's requesting the Russians take over. The Iraqi's overwhelmingly believe the US and it's troops were worse than Saddam and his secret police. When the US occupied Iraq it did it's usual ignorant bullshit and disbanded the ruling Bath party and put in an unknown back bencher Malaki who the people hated and the US could not control. Thinking the the populace loved them and would play nice they also disbanded the police and the military and threw those people into the streets in disgrace which led to civil war and many joining Al Qaeda and ISIS. It was only after the SHTF that the US belatedly started recruiting new police and military and many of them died by car bombs as they lined up to join. Yeah, they sure love us all right. Maybe the ones that love the Bushes and the US involvement in destroying their country are the half million or so, and climbing, dead.

BarkingCat's picture

my fucking god!! 

Would you open an elenentry school English book and learn what an apostrophe is mean for!!!

 

 

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

My fucking God, READ WHAT THE MAN WROTE AND SHUT UP YOU FUCKTARD! And while you're at it, lern ho tu spel elenetry. Fucking ignorant hypocritical TWAT.

QuantumEasing's picture

Jail the entire OBushTon crime syndicate.

Now.

Why this has not happened already is confounding in the extreme.

Fascal rascal's picture

Go fuck yourself.

Can't have too many friends...

Some don't want anarchists anywhere near us or our little ones.

Chris Dakota's picture

Don't forget the Clintons....lol

They droned Iraq for solid 8 yrs with the first drone, tomahawk cruise missile.

wisehiney's picture

Lying ass bushies suck great green donkey dicks.

PT's picture

Trump got in because he was better than the rest of them.  Or, if one wishes, I can rephrase that.
Trump got in because everyone else was even worse.

wisefool's picture
  • "There's an old saying in Tennessee—I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, 'Fool me once, shame on...shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.'"[11] – Nashville, Tennessee; September 17, 2002

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushism

Donald J. Trump's picture

I for one loved the Bushisms but it was a bit embarrassing seeing him on the world stage. btw, I missed Bush from 2009-2016.

wisefool's picture

there is a video on youtube called "I, pet goat II" that covered that entire segment of the timeline, 2009-2016 and dubya makes a cameo.

I honestly think that is the only thing what they will teach in history books for that time period.

gatorengineer's picture

Then go to the range an improve your aim

TeamDepends's picture

Think they call this Full Circle Retard.

Bigly's picture

He was friendly recently with chewie and chalky.  His dissing trump is a big plus for him.

Enemy of my enemy is my friend ---or whatever to statists

Bush was always a dirtbag deep state POS

Oldwood's picture

Bush, like most past presidents, desperately wants to be loved, to have his "legacy" up in lights. Bush is not different. He had his brains beat in by the progressive media and did nothing in response. He claimed his Christian beliefs prevented him from responding aggressively. So now here he sets, seeing is "opportunity for redemption" in the eyes of the media, and being the suck-up fool that he is, the vacuous ego demands he speak out against Trump....everybody is doing it. So much for his precious christian principles.

CheapBastard's picture

I wonder if Ellen Degenerate asked Bush if it bothered him he lied about WMDs and that Lie cost thousands of American lives and millions of Muslims' lives?

To make her show really authentic, she should have invited Hillery's Mr Khan at the same time.

Has to be the Biggest Farce in American history what's going on now.

Oldwood's picture

If we prosecute lying politicians, the legal profession will double overnight.

Ignatius's picture

Have you clicked on the Ellen vid yet?  Me, I don't have the courage. 

I'd rather crawl into a VC tunnel armed with nothing more than a flashlight and a 45.

Bigly's picture

She is a rude arrogant butch bitch. Not funny.  Who actually watches her?  Braindeads or cucks

hxc's picture

Not sure what's so funny about her act... seems like something a third grader could slap together half-assedly and yet somehow these faggot fucks yelp and cheer for idiots like these

Putrid's picture

I bet you there's no one in the audience. It's just recorded applause and cheers. The USA media appears just like their Soviet Union counterparts did before their collapse. They can't even keep a straight face when they're lying through their teeth. What can be done?

Nothing, it's far too late.

lesterbegood's picture

Or 'Desperately Seeking Distractions' [from Pedogate]

Boca's picture

Jeff Sessions: I Will Not Back Down From Pedophile Investigations

http://www.neonnettle.com/news/1945-jeff-sessions-i-will-not-back-down-f...

lesterbegood's picture

Sessions 'Clinton Foundation should be fully investigated' 23 August 2016  http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/08/23/sessions-clinton-foundation-fu...

Jeff Sessions 'I will recuse myself from future Clinton investigations' 10 January 2017  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/10/jeff-sessions-will-re...

TRM's picture

Which is a good choice because no matter what dirt they have on the Clintons financially they can skate on it but pedo? No skating on that one. Tighten the noose and see how long it takes Bill & Hillary to flee the country. I'd say about this time next year.

Those who own the gov can always arrange to get them let off on financial impropriety ( a decade in the slammer for you or me ) but it's over if they are cornered for pedo crimes.

Sessions recusing himself from the Clinton Foundation investigation makes sense. Let some very hungry, young person make a name for themselves while he appears above the dirty politics. Sort of how Guliani got his start.

Ignatius's picture

"I’m not a big fan of litmus tests, but here’s one I think is entirely appropriate. If you’re a self-proclaimed “liberal” who’s suddenly fawning over George W. Bush, you’re a fraud and should probably never speak again."

I like mike.  Spot on, Krieger.

DocBerg's picture

Bush the Junior has been a liberal for all of his life.  His wife is firmly pro abortion, and Bush has waffled on that one, too.  He has done the country incalculable damage and should really be on trial in the Hague on war crimes.  Not much in the way of conservative progress during his time in office, either. 

Promethus's picture

When he started with that "compassionate conservatism" I spotted his progressive tell and never voted for him. Same with his POS brother Jeb.

PirateOfBaltimore's picture

Lol this is amazing.

 

This meltdown is worse than Fukushima and, just the same, has no sign of stopping or being contained.

Concertedmaniac's picture

I had to rub my eyes the liberals have gone full retard times 10

edit: I try to tell the sleepwalking public not to watch hollyweird trash but if they do atleast for them not to pay for it, that's the best I got.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Bonesman Georgie doubled the debt just like Obomber. 

Fascal rascal's picture

We had attack on American soil.

You would prefer budget cuts at that point. ?

Go jump in a lake... you being a big fat bubbleass means you would float, so scratch that.

I hear belts around the neck is a real rush for jackoffs like you.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

lol, Is that you Georgie?  went to war with the wrong country, even better.  And now we have ISIS from the power vacuum.  Thanks Georgie, killing 100's of thousands of Sunnis was sure great for foreign relations. 

Fascal rascal's picture

Jesus Christ man.

You're pathetic. War with the wrong country?

Government should've gone to you for intel.

Obama gave us the vacumn.

I took 100 thou lives? Get a grip fuckhead.

Squid Viscous's picture

"american soil"

LOL, i almost soiled myself

you're a scary dipshit

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

He's so many steps behind I don't even know where to begin.  It's literally hundreds of hours of research he has to catch up on, and he will fight it every step of the way.

MuffDiver69's picture

It's actually a cleansing...Those of us who voted Trump want nothing to do with politics...He ran against everything and used the RINO party as a vehicle...Thank You W...Your stupid dumb ass getting praise from democrats is beyond satisfying....Its almost as satisfying as McCain and Linda Graham these days...

jomama's picture

Dear Leader makes the smirking chimp look like a fucking sage.

 

Here's the clip in question:

"We need an independent media to hold people like me to account."

Former Republican president George W. Bush responds to Donald J. Trump's claim that the media are "the enemy of the people".

Billy the Poet's picture

Is that the same media which has been heavily infiltrated by the CIA for decades?

 

 

Newly-Declassified Documents Show that CIA Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-28/newly-declassified-documents-sh...

TJ-7.4.26's picture

Boycott Disney's "Finding Nemo" or "Finding Dory"?

(What else has Ellen DeGeneres done?)

TDK's picture

Neoliberals ain't Liberals! In fact opposites

LetThemEatRand's picture

I don't know what's worse.  The fact that there is really one one party, or that people are starting to embrace it openly.